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The Jaques Art Center has been bringing visual art experiences to the Aitkin area for 22 years.  This weekend kicked off their latest exhibit, Community Canvas, created by people who live in and love the Aitkin area.  We spoke with Barden Heft the President of the Jaques Board of Directors.  He told us the history of the Jaques Art Center, explained the Community Canvas project and talked about what the Jaques Art Center brings to Aitkin. 

John Bauer

Program 27: Competition Threatens the Paper Mill; E.W. Backus

A radio series produced by historian Don Boese.   Don is the author of eight books dealing with local history in Itasca County, including "John C. Greenway and the Opening of the Western Mesabi", and the main source for this series,  "Papermakers: the Blandin Paper Company and Grand Rapids, Minnesota".

Bernis Ingvaldson and her husband Jim started Honeyberry Farm on their 2 1/2 acre home place 7 years ago. They started building their log home in 2004 and moved in in 2oo5. In the winter of 2010 Bernis saw a new blue-colored fruit in a gardening magazine, called honeyberry. She tasted them in Canada. Soon she and Jim had planted an acre of honeyberries and some other fruit.

Edge Center for the Arts

Each July, The Edge Center for the Arts in Bigfork hosts the Stages Theater Company from Hopkins, MN .  Stages Theater Company’s content always focuses on children’s stories, fables or novels.   This weekend, Shrek The Musical takes the Edge Center stage.

Listen to part 3 of our Dig Deep conversation on education with liberal commentator Aaron Brown and conservative Chuck Marohn.  Chuck has an idea for a new system for teachers.  Aaron IS a teacher and has some of his own ideas to offer. 

Send us your thoughts on Dig Deep on Education.  And don't forget to sign up for the  podcast of Dig Deep, via iTunes.

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